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Life Science: Bottle Biology

Bottle Basics: Stringing Bottles

hanging bottles

Bottle columns do not have to be strung and hung up but there are several advantages to doing so. By stringing bottles, you can:

  • access different segments of your system more easily;
  • stabilize your system and hold joints together better;
  • transport your system more easily; and
  • increase the chances that kids and/or pets will not knock your system over.
  1. Use a soldering iron (a hole punch works too, but holes are more prone to ripping out) to make holes on each side of the bottle above and below each joint.
  2. String nylon craft cord (string works too but is prone to decaying if it stays wet a long time) up one side and down the other, alternating between from outside in and from inside out.
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